The Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project has been going strong and is on Day 17. I began the challenge after I attended a presentation on living with purpose. The 17 days have been wonderful, and a bit overwhelming. It’s been wonderful to learn that though I’d been away from writing for a while, because I was wounded, I’m still a writer in my heart. I was created to be one and have to live out my purpose through writing. Figuring out the simple process of adding photos to my posts was rewarding and so was getting my first like, comment and follower. The fact that my first follower was the presenter at that purpose workshop turns rewarding into fulling.
As much as I’ve enjoyed all of the above, I’m not going to lie. It’s been overwhelming too. I’m the Director of Care Continuum at a busy center where the running joke is: “All roads lead to care”. I have a big fat blended family with husband, children, stepchildren, and two poorly behaved kitties. I dance most nights after work. And my posts are written in the evenings. They’ve been averaging about 500 words apiece. Factor in loading pictures and trying nightly to figure out the public sharing piece. Blogging has stretched me. And I have a confession to make. Last night I feel asleep in the middle of blogging. Not once, not twice, but three times. Awakening in a stupor shortly before midnight, I incoherently strung together the last paragraph to finish off my series on the 4I’s of Transformational Leadership only have to go back in and correct errors tonight. The thing is, I’d do it all over again to keep my commitment to write daily in order to be Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose.
At this point (I hope because I haven’t figured out how to share appropriately) I think I only have one female reader (Thank you!). For now. While I figure out my voice, style, spin, content, design, and all the other things I don’t even know I don’t know, I’m full of faith (the Bible defines this as the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen) that if I write, the right readers will come. I believe this because I truly do know I was created to use my unique God-given strengths to coach, encourage, and inspire women. For me, writing covers all three. All to His glory.
It could be tempting to want to finish my workout, wrap up all of my evening tasks, and then just veg out reading or watching TV. And I do some of that by blogging during Fixer Upper and Home Town commercials. But if what I share can fill women’s buckets the way a simple text sent on Mother’s Day encouraged a mom who just completed her PhD and now feels emotionally bankrupt did, then it’s worth it to write. To blog. To care. She texted back and thanked me for “being an angel” to her. I’m no angel, but perhaps I’m growning in grace. Another reason blogging is wonderful. It makes me so much more mindfully intentional. When we sacrifice and give of ourselves to others, even though we may be running almost on empty ourselves, as we spill out all we have to let another Pink Collar woman know they’re a “shero”, that she’s worth it, we’ll continue to grow in grace. And we’ll be Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose.